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😊 Matchday Family Fun: Portsmouth

There is something for the whole family at SJP!

27 December 2023

Club News

😊 Matchday Family Fun: Portsmouth

There is something for the whole family at SJP!

27 December 2023

Friday night's clash with table topping Pompey is our last scheduled match of 2023.

In a strange sort of coincidence the first evening league match of the season was a televised 1-0 defeat at Portsmouth under the lights. Due to postponements it also marks the delayed half-way stage in our season.

And those re-arranged matches for your 2024 diary/calendar are:

  • Bristol Rovers at the Memorial Stadium on Tuesday, January 23 in a 7.45pm kick-off;
  • Peterborough United at SJP on Tuesday, 6 February, 7.45pm.

Whether you are coming to the match by road or rail, walking or cycling we hope you will have a safe journey to and from SJP.

When you get here we hope you will enjoy your match. We would welcome your feedback on your experience to

If you encounter anything that does not seem right, facilities as well as behaviour, please join with the EFL, Premier League and FSA campaign and text “Help” immediately and anonymously to 62277.

For your visit you will have plenty on offer for you pre-match to keep you involved and entertained.

Your First Visit?

If you are a first time visitors can register at the Academy Table in the Fan Zone for free entry in a draw for a signed match ball at end of season. Youngster will also receive a certificate celebrating their first match.
If it is your first match please let us know by emailing and we will endeavour to make it memorable for you. Should you need any help or assistance your Ambassador team can be found at entrance points and inside the stadium.

Head for the Fan Zone Academy Stall or Information Point by 6:15pm to join our brief Familiarisation/Induction Tour with a picture opportunity and a certificate for youngsters.  The ideal pre-courser to the full, highly regarded and free match day Stadium Tour.

Stadium Tour

Looking for the perfect gift for a football supporter and also an opportunity to occupy the children during the Christmas holiday?

Then why not treat them to a FREE stadium tour at St James Park on the afternoon before the evening game against Portsmouth on Friday, December 29!
The tour starts at 3.45pm and will end around the same time as the manager and team start arriving. So there is plenty of opportunity for you to have photos with them and get autographs.

Tours include the dressing rooms, a fans favourite, as well as the Hospitality Suites, Directors lounge, Museum Room and the Security Centre which provides a unique insight into their match day role.

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At the same time the guides relay information about the history of the club making use of the visuals and displays which are all around the stadium plus some unusual and interesting stories which fans may not be familiar with!

Please click here to use the new Stadium Tours Booking Form to book your place on the tour.

Special Occasions?

Please let us know and we will try and make it special for you and/or arrange a half-time birthday message. Email:

Your Match Evening Timetable

Any remaining tickets will remain on line all match day but the £2/£1advance discount is no longer available to you after Monday.

9:30am – Your Club Shop opens until the last customer leaves post-match. Youngsters can enter a guess the time of the first goal to win a £20 voucher (no purchase necessary).
5pm – Your bars start to open on a staggered basis beginning with the Centre Spot.
5pm -Ticket offices (City supporters – Fan Zone, Pompey – St James Road) open for collections and any returned/remaining ticket sales.
5:45pm – Your players start to arrive and are happy to sign autographs or pose for selfies. Why not tweet your picture to #SemperFidelis or our other social media platforms.
6pm - Junior Grecians Zone opens for members. Face painting available.
6pm – Kenniford Farm offer you hot fresh farm produce (and chips) from their unit in the Fan Zone.
6:15pm – Information Point and Academy stall open in the Fan Zone.  Your meet and greet Ambassador team are available for help and directions.
6:30pm Subject to weather it’s the return of Play Your Cards Right.  Prizes include shirt of your choice, footballs, EAFC24 games and t-shirts for adults. OR your chance to use the “City Board” for family pics which you can tweet to #SemperFidelis.
6:45pm - Turnstiles (including Optimising IT Adam Stansfield) open (Red and Fed Kiosks available).
6:50pm – Teams announced in your Fan Zone by rival supporters.
7pm – Playing staff meet and greet in the Club Shop.
7:25pm – Guard of Honour take to the field.
7:45pm - The Big Kick Off. Enjoy the match.
Half-time – Red & Fed kiosks open, temporary bar (for Big Bankers in the Jungle Path). Optimising IT Adam Stansfield stand under croft TVs (result service) kiosks and 'Strikers' bar.

Junior Grecian Zone (kiosk available), Club Shop, Fan Zone and Centre Spot bars open to home supporters in the Nevada Construction Main Stand.

Final Whistle – why rush away. Sky Sports results and goals in the Centre Spot and the closing stages of late kick-offs.  Some pints reduced to £3.75. Shop will close when the last customer has been served.


Getting to SJP on match days (EX4 6PX – visiting fans EX4 6PU) cannot be easier for you. 

BUS: Local buses drop off and pick up in York Road, Pennsylvania Road, Prince Charles Road, Union Road, Sidwell Street, Old Tiverton Road and Pinhoe Road. All around the Stadium and less than a minute from the Stadium. Maximum fare still £2 single journey. Just a few yards further and you will find the bus station which receives county and national services.

RAIL: Return fare from St David’s to SJP is a maximum £2.60.  Free if you are travelling from further away and book through to “St James Park (Exeter) station”. Departures from St David’s 18:18: 18:47; 19:13 Returns 21:51: 22:23; 22:50; 23:45.

DRIVING:No traffic issues anticipated. Why not use Park & Ride? City Centre car parks will be much quieter than normal. Please read boards as some are free after 6pm. And others, like the local King William Street, stay open longer on evening match days. Greatly reduced on street parking available for sensible parkers.

CYCLING: racks are available for you at the stadium and throughout Sidwell Street.  But don’t forget your lights and padlock.

Club Shop

The shop runs its own FREE to enter match day competition for younger supporters.  Predict the time of the first goal and the £20 shop voucher is yours.

Make your way to the Club Shop before or after the match.  It is open all day and is the only way to obtain your official City souvenirs and check out what’s new or any special offers. Pocket money items are also available. And remember if you are a member of the Trust or Junior Grecians there is a 10% in store discount (Excl. match programmes and reduced/sale items).


First time visitors

First time Supporters can pick up a Welcome sheet at the Academy stall that defines all you need to know about your local Club. If it is your first visit please let us know by emailing and we will endeavour to make it memorable for you.

Your Ambassador Team are located at entrance points and immediately inside the stadium and will be happy to assist you with directions or answer questions. For children hey will have a big match bingo card.


Head for the Fan Zone Academy Stall or Information Point by 6:15 to join our brief Familiarisation/Induction Tour with a picture opportunity and a certificate for youngsters.  The ideal pre-courser to the full, highly regarded and free match day Stadium Tour. First Time visitors can also register for free entry in a draw for a signed match ball at end of season.

Youngsters will also receive a certificate celebrating their first match.

Announce the City team or Join the Guard of Honour

If you have the drive and feel you can get supporters cheering you can announce the City team in the Fan Zone. Just turn up at the Information Point.

Want to be on the pitch as the players enter SJP? Then be part of the flag waving, Guard of Honour!

The Guard of Honour for Friday still has 5 vacancies. If your child would like to be part of the flag waving team welcoming the players and officials onto the pitch on Saturday or at a future game please email Children taking part not only get on the pitch but also receive a certificate of participation and a bag of sweets.

Locally Sourced Hot Snacks

Kenniford Farm will be providing their usual local produced pre-match fare (including chips) from noon and will also be open at half-time for users of the Nevada Construction stand.

Inside the Stadium the kiosks have a range of food, confectionary and drinks available. New for this season the Wrestlers Hot Dogs seem to be a popular buy. If you are in the Navada Construction stand please remember that the JG Zone is open for all at half-time and also has a kiosk. Giving you the opportunity to catch the half time results on their screen while you much your pasty or drink your coffee.

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Information Point

The information Point is the ideal meeting place and will have programmes (home and away) and team sheets available for a donation to the Academy.

Trust Queries & Membership Applications Ticket Booth

There is now a dedicated Trust window at the Ticket Booth in the Fan Zone. The Trust Membership secretary will be pleased to meet prospective new members who want to be a part of the Club or those who want to find out about all the work the Trust does and benefits of becoming a member. He will also have 20th Anniversary badges and pens available.

Junior Grecians Lounge

The Junior Grecians are the Official Junior Supporters Club of Exeter City FC. New this season is face painting back after Covid by popular demand.

New this season is face painting to show your colours!

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The room provides a safe comfortable environment for families to enjoy pre-match entertainment, such as a large screen TVs, PlayStation consoles and Table Football, as well as the option to enjoy refreshments from the Zone’s very own kiosk. The family room also has a volunteer providing face painting to 'show your colours'. Opening for all from 6pm!


You are spoilt for choice! The Fan Zone has its own bar area. Leading off from the Fan Zone is the Centre Spot bar which also houses the Famous Exeter City Real Ale & Cider Emporium. On the other side of the Stadium you will find the Optimising IT Adam Stansfield stand under croft bar. Post match some pints are discounted in these bars. 

Other bars are the Trust Suite for our Hospitality Guests. The Legends Lounge for guests of our Match, Ball and Programme Sponsors. Finally the Heritage Lounge for Members.
In the stadium the Big Bank has a half-time break-out bar.


To further the football club’s commitment to making matchdays inclusive to all, please remember Exeter City have some Autism packs available. Please ask at the Information Point.

Soccer Sight

Headsets are readily available for supporters to collect from reception or the ticket office ahead of kick-off. To book one in advance, please contact reception on 01392 411 243 or by emailing

Extra Assistance? We Care

Disabled Supporters Association  has acquired some new wheelchair waterproofs. If you forget yours please ask a steward.

Autism packs are available to you including ear defenders. Please ask an Ambassador or go to the home ticket office.

Soccer Sight commentary headsets for you if you have vision restrictions.  Ask at the Ticket Office.

Changing Places facility available for you in the Optimising IT Adam Stansfield Stand.

5 Accessible facilities.

4 Baby changing facilities.


We hope that you enjoy your day with us at St James Park! We would really appreciate any feedback you may have about the experience. Please either email:, or message us on Twitter: @officialecfc

If you want to report and incident:

Please either contact your nearest steward, or text 'help ecfc' to 62277.


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